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Ancient Hebrew Bookstore - Recommended Books

About these books: The books below are recommended by Mr. Benner who has found these to be invaluable resources for studying the Bible and the Hebrew Language.

Dictionaries
Lexicons
Language
Culture
Hebrew Bibles
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Textual Criticism


Dictionaries

Etymological Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew

This dictionary, based on the commentaries of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, is a monumental work and guide to understanding the Biblical commentary of Rabbi Hirsch. This work analyzes the deep concepts inherent in Hebrew, the Divine language, revealing how every word's root contains connotations essential to a greater understanding of Torah.

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Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

A Nelson exclusive. Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages-without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical text. Explains over 6,000 key biblical words. Includes a brand new comprehensive topical index that enables you to study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before.

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Hebrew/English Dictionary

This dictionary is not for in-depth Hebrew word studies but is very useful for quick referencing of words. I often use it to look up a word that I have forgotten or to verify the meaning of a word. It is also great for use with the modern Hebrew language as that is its intended use. When looking up an English word to find the Hebrew, you will usually find several Hebrew words. I will then look up each Hebrew word to determine which one best fits the meaning that I am looking for. Another great advantage to this book are the very useful verb tables and grammatical tools.

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The Word: The Dictionary That Reveals The Hebrew Source of English

EXCERPT: In the beginning were these words. Come with me on an archeological dig. Let us remove the sands of millennia. We are deep in the valley of Shinar, reconstructing the Tower of Babel-one brick, one word at a time.

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501 Hebrew Verbs

This brand new book presents each verb on a full page, completely conjugated in all tenses. Selected on the basis of conjugation type and scientifically established frequency of use, every verb is illustrated with sentences or short paragraphs that suggest its optimal use.

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Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

This revised edition of Strong s Exhaustive Concordance takes James Strong s monumental work and updates it to be even more useful to the modern reader. It maintains all of the features that have made Strong s indispensable for over 100 years:

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Lexicons

The Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon

This volume lists alphabetically every Hebrew word as it appears in the Old Testament. The Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon offers grammatical analysis and a meaning according to a word's derivation. An analytical lexicon helps the beginning and intermediate student of Hebrew identify the root words of difficult Hebrew forms.

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The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times

The standard Brown, Drivers and Briggs lexicon, but includes definitions from Gesenius' Hebrew Lexicon and is now indexed with Strong's numbers making it an invaluable tool for those who do not know Hebrew.

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Language

Listening to the Language of the Bible

The book contains more than 60 brief, illustrated devotional articles that unpack the meaning of biblical words and phrases for life today. By examining the Hebrew and Jewish cultural context of some of the Bible's seemingly odd phrases, it shares insights that clarify reading and deepen Bible study. By examining the Hebraic, Jewish cultural context of some of the Bible's seemingly odd phrases, it shares insights that clarify reading and deepen Bible study. Readers will discover the deeper meaning of the Scriptures in light of its heart-language, Hebrew.

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How the Hebrew Language Grew

A fascinating look into the history of the Hebrew language and a valuable resource for understanding the mechanics of the language.

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Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way

Understanding Hebrew is the key to experiencing the richness of Jewish prayer. Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way teaches the Hebrew found in all Jewish prayerbooks. Designed for students who can read Hebrew words but do not know what they mean, this text explains grammar so simply that the non-academic community can easily understand it.

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Culture

Manners and Customs of Bible Lands

An essential book for learning about the manners and customs of the people lived in biblical times. This book covers such subjects as the goat hair tent, houses, foods and meals, hospitality, children, sickness and death, life of a shepherd, agriculture and much more. A must have for those who wish to understand the Bible from the perspective of the Hebrew people.

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Nelson's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible Facts

The convenient topical arrangement of this encyclopedia is a key to unlocking the wonders and mysteries of the Bible, its people, and its cultures. Forty-five major sections cover over 6,000 topics such as law, trade, transportation, and family life. Over 300 black and white and full-color photographs vividly illustrate the entries in this all-in-one guide to the riches of Scripture. Includes comprehensive index.

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New Manners & Customs of Bible Times

Reveals the lifestyles and customs of the Bible's writers and characters, giving you a clearer understanding of God's Word. Includes fascinating accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education, farming, and more.

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Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek

Builds on the premise that language and thought are inevitably and inextricably bound up with each other. . . . A classic study of the differences between Greek and Hebrew thought."óJohn E. Rexrine, Colgate University

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Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

An encyclopedic dictionary that covers many topics in the Bible.

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Harper's Encyclopedia of Bible Life

A major reference of its kind, this book has been completely revised and updated to incorporate recent archaeological and historical data. This indispensable volume contains 74 subjects in 14 sections, 150 illustrations, completely up-to-date bibliography, scriptural index, charts, maps, diagrams and a general index. The latest findings shed light on agriculture, animals, apparel, nutrition, crafts, business and trade, city life, flowers and plants, homes, music, professions and more.

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The Cultural Dictionary of Bible

Scripture expert John Pilch gives the modern Bible reader an appreciation for the world in which each book of the Bible originated and an in-depth look at the Mediterranean personalities who populate the pages of the Bible. With more than 100 distinctive, Middle-Eastern notions, from Abba" to "Work," this collection provides a cultural system of shared interpretations of persons, things, and events relating to the Mediterranean region.

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Life and Language in the Old Testament

A unique perspective on the Hebrew langauge that brings the text of the Bible to life.

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Hebrew Bibles

Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew text of the Old Testament (Tanach) and a Hebrew translation of the Greek New Testament (B'rit HaHhadashah).

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Parallel Bible: Hebrew/English Old Testament

Hendrickson Publishers now offers our new edition of the Hebrew Bible, The Biblia Hebraica Leningradensia, in parallel columns with the King James Version of the Bible resulting in a brand new Hebrew-English Bible that is ideally suited for students of the Bible. It is perfect for classroom work and is a valuable tool for biblical research. The clarity and readability of the Hebrew text alongside the time honored King James Version makes the Parallel Bible an important addition to the libraries of students, pastors, and biblical scholars.

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The Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament

The standard Hebrew text, Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, with all necessary variant readings and major textual conjectures in footnotes The New International Version (North American Edition) as the English parallel text, complete with special indentation and paragraphing, section headings, and footnotes A grammatically literal, word-for-word translation with English phrases reading in normal left-to-right order for renderings of specific Hebrew words A complete introduction explaining translation techniques and characteristics of the Hebrew and English texts A special introduction for the general reader on how to use an interlinear for word studies and learning Hebrew

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Tanach: The Stone, Student Size Green

All 24 books of the Torah, Prophets, and Writings are now at your fingertips in one magnificent volume, as interpreted by the classic sages of Talmudic and Rabbinic literature. This is a remarkable achievement. It enables everyone to obtain a basic knowledge of the entire Tanach from "In the beginning" to the return to Eretz Yisrael. For home, for office, for synagogue, for gifts this is an indispensable Book for the People of the Book.

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The Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible

The only complete interlinear Bible available in English-and it's keyed to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance! Thousands of pastors, students, and laypeople have found the Interlinear Bible to be a time-saving tool for researching the subtle nuances and layers of meaning within the original biblical languages. Featuring the complete Hebrew Masoretic text and Textus Recptus Greek text with a direct English rendering below each word, it also includes The Literal Translation of the Bible in the outside column. But what truly sets this resource apart are the Strong's numbers printed directly above the Hebrew and Greek words. Strong's numbers enable even those with no prior knowledge of Greek or Hebrew to easily access a wealth of language reference works keyed to Strong's-Greek/Hebrew dictionaries, analytical lexicons, concordances, word studies, and more.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls, The

A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English. With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls, Study Edition

Finally, the actual Hebrew and Aramaic texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public. This is the text for the serious Hebrew/Dead Sea Scroll student.

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Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls?

While most scholars have attributed the scrolls of the Dead Sea to a sect of the Essenes, Golb introduces some revolutionary ideas about the scrolls origins as well as the community that lived at Qumran. The book is well written, easy to follow and expresses the unique ideas in a very scholarly and convincing manner. Anyone interested in the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls or Qumran must read this book.

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Textual Criticism

Textual Criticism (Guides to Biblical Scholarship Old Testament Series)

This book explains the process of textual criticism in a way that anyone can understand. As you read this book you begin to realize that the Bible we have today has been carefully reconstructed from many different sources. The book will compare different readings from different sources and demonstrate the process of discovering the original reading.

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Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction

Old Testament Textual Criticism provides the basic knowledge for students to get the most from Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS). Ellis R. Brotzman explains the significance of scripts and writings of the ancient Near East, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Hebrew manuscripts for students of Hebrew exegesis.

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